By Christina Calloway: PNT senior writer
Published: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Christa Prewitt no longer fears her annual mammogram appointments. She
described her experience with past mammograms as painful.
The discomfort associated with older mammogram technology didn't stop
her from being consistent with her yearly appointments, but now that Roosevelt
General Hospital is using digital mammography, Prewitt says her fears
of pain are at ease. Prewitt was the second patient to receive a mammogram
using the new technology in September.
"Oh my God, I can't believe how much nicer it was," said
Prewitt about an experience she once dreaded.The 66-year-old widow has
been receiving mammograms yearly since she was 40. She described the older
mammography machine as cold and uncomfortable.
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